Socially Responsible Investing or “SRI” is an investment style that is often referred to as “do no harm.” It is an investment strategy that uses various screens or filters (such as ESG factors) to eliminate securities from an investment portfolio that are considered to be harmful to the environment (e.g. coal power) or to society […]
When it comes to choosing values-based investments, it’s important that investors understand the differences between SRI, ESG and Impact Investing. Impact Investing is among the newest terms, coined by the Rockefeller Foundation in 2007. It is used to describe investments that generate a measurable, beneficial social or environmental impact alongside a financial return. However, this form of investing is often confused with Socially Responsible Investing (SRI) or ESG. To understand the differences, let’s take a step back and look at the evolution of these concepts.